Dr. Price Kloess, a leading provider of medical and surgical eye care in the Birmingham, Alabama area, is bringing laser cataract surgery to his patients on April 12, 2013. He will be using the first and only LenSx Laser to be placed in the Birmingham Metro Area.
Online PR News – 04-April-2013 – Birmingham, Alabama – Dr. Price Kloess, a leading provider of medical and surgical eye care in the Birmingham area, is bringing laser cataract surgery to his patients on April 12, 2013. He will be using the first and only LenSx Laser to be placed in the Birmingham Metro area, inside of Jefferson County.
Alabama Vision Center has been a leader in the field of eye health in Birmingham, and has offered comprehensive vision services in the Birmingham area for over ten years. Its founder Dr. Price Kloess states that he remains committed to offering the best technology for his patients, and in doing so he is now offering the LenSx laser technology to those people who require cataract surgery.
The LenSx is a new laser technology which allows for a completely bladeless cataract surgery. While traditional cataract surgery offers excellent outcomes to patients, the LenSx laser offers a higher level of precision and customization to patients. This new laser will be the first in the Birmingham metro area and only second to be available in the state of Alabama. It will be located at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital.
Cataracts are a part of the normal aging process when the clear lens in the eye becomes cloudy. Common symptoms include sensitivity to light with or without a glare, frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions and poor night vision. This condition currently affects about 22 million Americans over the age of 40.
The treatment for cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lens in the eye with a new clear “intraocular” lens implant. As cataract treatment has progressed, there have many been advancements to tailor the surgery to the individual allowing for customized treatments. Some of these innovations include new bifocal premium lenses to correct distance and near vision and lenses to correct astigmatism. Now with the addition of the LenSx femtosecond laser, the refinements that it allows also offers a more tailored and predictable results.
“My colleagues, Drs. Andrew Velazquez and Randall Pitts, and I are excited to be part of history”, says Dr. Kloess. “Our patients will be the beneficiaries of so many who have worked so hard to make this remarkable technology available”.
Dr. Kloess will perform the initial LenSx laser cataract surgeries on April 12, 2013.